Botanical nameCinnamomum camphora cineoliferum
Other nameCamphrier malgache
Extraction methodSteam distillation
ColorClear to pale yellow
OdorSpicy, sweet, eucalyptol-like, fresh and balsamic
Therapeutic claimUsed in aromatherapy to temporarily relieve cough due to colds.
Topical (Adults): Mix 1 to 5 drops in 1/2 teaspoon (2.5ml) of vegetable oil; apply evenly in thin layers on the chest every 8 hours up to 3 times a day. Inhalation: Add 4 to 12 drops to a bowl of steaming hot water or a diffuser. Inhale slowly and deeply for 5-10 minutes up to 3 times a day.
FOR EXTERNAL AND OCCASIONAL USE ONLY. DO NOT TAKE ORALLY. DO NOT USE ESSENTIAL OILS UNDILUTED. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. If accidental ingestion occurs, seek urgent medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes; if this happens, rinse thoroughly with vegetable oil. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you have epilepsy or asthma, consult a health care practitioner prior to use. May cause allergic reaction (e.g. skin rashes, irritation, dermatitis or irritation of the respiratory tract); in which case, discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner. If nausea, dizziness, headache or allergic reactions occur, discontinue use. Not for use on inflamed, irritated, sensitive or broken skin or if suffering from dermatitis. It may cause hypersensitivity; in which case, discontinue use. Avoid exposing treated area to sunlight. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms worsen or persist.